I had such a clear vision of what my future life would look like, when I was growing up – I think we all do, to a degree. And that idea is a combination of so many things, from the (sometimes not very) subtle influence of our parents to the kind of community we live in and the books we read. When I was fifteen, I imagined my adult self as a single woman living in Paris, working as a simultaneous interpreter and wearing a lot of fabulous hats. Basically, I wanted to be Carmen Sandiego when I grew up. (Admittedly, I still harbour a not-to-secret desire to one day pair a red trench coat with a red fedora and possibly steal the Eiffel Tower.) The collection of hats aside, the life I have turned out to lead could not be more different than what I envisioned as a naive teenager – I’m married, just for a start! But the fact is, I don’t think I could have imagined the way my life has turned out, because my horizons have expanded so far beyond what I thought was possible when I still occupied a pink-carpeted bedroom on the second floor of my parents’ house. Travelling to New York to attend Fashion Week would have seemed completely unfathomable to the girl who got most of her clothes from the sale rack at the Gap and coveted Silver brand jeans. These photos are from our last day at NYFW, but I’m sharing them now because, quite frankly, I just couldn’t wait – they are my favourites. Given that it was the last day of Fashion Week, we pulled out all the stops when it came to getting dressed for our last hurrah. My love of all things from REVOLVE is hardly a secret, but this dress is particularly special because it was one of the very few things I wore to Fashion Week that looked beautiful but that I still felt comfortable in despite the intense heat! When paired with my favourite pumps from Town Shoes – because seriously, it is way too hard to find grey suede pumps, so when you find a pair and it turns out that they’re actually comfortable, it’s almost like finding a unicorn – it was even better; the soft colour palette felt almost spring-like and was undoubtedly influenced by all the pretty spring fashions we’d been seeing all week. The last day of NYFW wasn’t exactly a fairytale, even if these photos make it look a bit like one; we had a fabulous morning at the MoMa but got caught in traffic dashing across town to catch our last show, Georgine, and missed it completely. To add insult to injury, we had to head back uptown to meet a friend for drinks and got caught in an epic downpour. (But the good news is, my suede pumps survived!) New York is just one of those places – when things are good, it’s amazing, but when things go bad, they really go bad. But the city has a way of making you feel like you’ve arrived, like you belong, even if it’s the last place you expected to be, and it’s amazing.
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